The Role of Top Level Management in a Lean Six Sigma Initiative

Posted by on Mar 26, 2012 in Lean Six Sigma | 0 comments

Since Lean Six Sigma is a management strategy, top level executives have a crucial role to play in a Lean Six Sigma initiative.  Their roles and responsibilities include:

  • Create a common vision.
  • Motivate others toward the vision.
  • Establish metrics.
  • Ask the right questions.
  • Be visible.
  • Attend toll-gate reviews and project completion presentations.
  • Communicate the importance of Lean Six Sigma to the organization.
  • Set policies for team reward and recognition.
  • Stay involved.
For Lean Six Sigma to be successful in an organization, top level executives must address these responsibilities on a daily basis.

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